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Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell: The Black Tower  Show Only   Season 1, Ep 6

Having fled England to Venice, Strange attempts to drive himself insane as a way of gaining access to the fairy magic that he believes can help his wife. In so doing, he unleashes a curse that threatens to destroy him utterly. [more inside]
posted by infinitewindow on Jun 21, 2015 - 0 comments

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell: The Black Tower  Books Included   Season 1, Ep 6

Having fled England to Venice, Strange attempts to drive himself insane as a way of gaining access to the fairy magic that he believes can help his wife. In so doing, he unleashes a curse that threatens to destroy him utterly.
posted by infinitewindow on Jun 21, 2015 - 10 comments

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell: Arabella  Show Only   Season 1, Ep 5

Jonathan Strange's remarkable magic helps England win the Battle of Waterloo, after which Strange returns home hoping for a peaceful new life, but the Gentleman's scheme for revenge wrecks all of his and Arabella's plans, leaving Jonathan Strange a ruined man. [more inside]
posted by infinitewindow on Jun 14, 2015 - 0 comments

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell: Arabella  Books Included   Season 1, Ep 5

Jonathan Strange's remarkable magic helps England win the Battle of Waterloo, after which Strange returns home hoping for a peaceful new life, but the Gentleman's scheme for revenge wrecks all of his and Arabella's plans, leaving Jonathan Strange a ruined man.
posted by infinitewindow on Jun 14, 2015 - 11 comments

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell: All the Mirrors of the World  Show Only   Season 1, Ep 4

Returned from war, Jonathan Strange joins Mr Norrell to try to cure England's mad king, George III, but is frustrated at Norrell's refusal to discuss the magic and legends of old times. Meanwhile, unbeknown to the magicians, the Gentleman embarks on a scheme to capture Arabella. [more inside]
posted by infinitewindow on Jun 7, 2015 - 9 comments

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell: All the Mirrors of the World  Books Included   Season 1, Ep 4

Returned from war, Jonathan Strange joins Mr Norrell to try to cure England's mad king, George III, but is frustrated at Norrell's refusal to discuss the magic and legends of old times. Meanwhile, unbeknown to the magicians, the Gentleman embarks on a scheme to capture Arabella.
posted by infinitewindow on Jun 7, 2015 - 7 comments

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell: The Education of a Magician  Books Included   Season 1, Ep 3

Jonathan Strange accesses ancient and troubling magic as he fights the Napoleonic armies, while Mr Norrell battles to keep his secrets hidden, and the mysterious Gentleman enrols Sir Walter's servant Stephen to help him enchant the beguiling Arabella.
posted by infinitewindow on Jun 1, 2015 - 12 comments

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell: The Education of a Magician  Show Only   Season 1, Ep 3

Jonathan Strange accesses ancient and troubling magic as he fights the Napoleonic armies, while Mr Norrell battles to keep his secrets hidden, and the mysterious Gentleman enrols Sir Walter's servant Stephen to help him enchant the beguiling Arabella. [more inside]
posted by infinitewindow on Jun 1, 2015 - 6 comments

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell: How Is Lady Pole?  Show Only   Season 1, Ep 2

Mr Norrell takes on Jonathan Strange as his apprentice. However, it soon becomes clear that the pupil outshines the master. And something is clearly very wrong with the new Lady Pole. [more inside]
posted by infinitewindow on May 24, 2015 - 3 comments

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell: How Is Lady Pole?  Books Included   Season 1, Ep 2

Mr Norrell takes on Jonathan Strange as his apprentice. However, it soon becomes clear that the pupil outshines the master. And something is clearly very wrong with the new Lady Pole.
posted by infinitewindow on May 24, 2015 - 13 comments

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell: The Friends of English Magic  Books Included   Season 1, Ep 1

Determined to prove himself England's greatest magician, Mr Norrell makes a dangerous pact with a mysterious being. [more inside]
posted by infinitewindow on May 17, 2015 - 23 comments

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell: The Friends of English Magic  Show Only   Season 1, Ep 1

Determined to prove himself England's greatest magician, Mr Norrell makes a dangerous pact with a mysterious being. [more inside]
posted by infinitewindow on May 17, 2015 - 10 comments

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell posts

The BBC One 7-part adaptation of Susanna Clarke's novel Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell airs Sunday in the UK. The novel has a depth and breadth that may be tough to dramatize, and is part of a continuity that includes short stories by Clarke. Is there interest in having two sets of posts for this series, one for readers and one for non-readers? It would be similar with what's going on for Game of Thrones and Outlander, but for only a short while.
posted by infinitewindow on May 13, 2015 - 11 comments

Garo: Honoo no Kokuin: Geste  Season 1, Ep 14

Alfonso finds himself dealing with a group of thieves led by the Thief Knight Gaspard, and learns legends may not be be telling the actual story. He continues being aided by Germán against Horrors. León continues adjusting to farm life, and accidentally runs into Ema.
posted by needled on Jan 17, 2015 - 0 comments

Movie: Labyrinth

CRFC9: The Constructed Reality Film Club is starting back up for the new year with a slight change in direction. 1986's Labyrinth tells the story of a young girl, Sarah, who is lost in her own fantasy world. When she asks for her baby brother to be taken away she gets more than she asked for, and must enter the Labyrinth of Jareth, The Goblin King, to get him back. [more inside]
posted by codacorolla on Jan 12, 2015 - 41 comments

Garo: Honoo no Kokuin: Burning Ashes  Season 1, Ep 13

León is discovered by a farm girl, whose family takes in León and nurses him back to health. Meanwhile Alfonso must deal with reconstruction efforts in Santa Bard, as well as fighting Horrors. Garm remains as unhelpful as ever. [more inside]
posted by needled on Jan 10, 2015 - 0 comments

Podcast: Judge John Hodgman: TL;DNR

A man suggested that his friend read a very long series of fantasy novels, but isn't satisfied with the pace of her reading. [more inside]
posted by jazon on Jan 3, 2015 - 5 comments

Garo: Honoo no Kokuin: Blood Moon  Season 1, Ep 12

León succumbs to Mendoza's machinations while Alfonso battles the Horror summoned by Mendoza. Alfonso makes a decision regarding Garo in order to protect Santa Bard.
posted by needled on Dec 23, 2014 - 0 comments

Garo: Honoo no Kokuin: Shadow Slasher  Season 1, Ep 11

In the castle, Alfonso, León, and Germán encounter Bernardo, who is only interested in fighting Germán. While Germán and Bernardo confront each other, Alfonso and León venture deeper into the castle in search of Mendoza.
posted by needled on Dec 16, 2014 - 2 comments

Garo: Honoo no Kokuin: Fallen Blood  Season 1, Ep 10

Alfonso and León join forces due to their shared goal of freeing Valiante from Horrors. Alfonso is introduced to Ema and Germán. Germán misunderstands his relationship to Alfonso, which leads to his reminiscing about his younger days with Anna and Bernardo. Meanwhile, Alfonso prepares a plan for attacking the castle. News of Rafael's death leads Mendoza to remember the origins of his rift with the Makai Order.
posted by needled on Dec 16, 2014 - 2 comments

Garo: Honoo no Kokuin: New Hope  Season 1, Ep 9

Rafael sends Alfonso to fight the Chimera of Orvien as the final test to become a Makai Knight. León also decides to fight the same Horror and runs into Alfonso along the way. While fighting the Horror together, Alfonso finds out León is Garo. The Horror proves to be too powerful for the two, when Rafael appears to provide assistance.
posted by needled on Nov 29, 2014 - 3 comments

Garo: Honoo no Kokuin: Full Monty  Season 1, Ep 8

Germán rescues a woman from some thugs, and ends up losing his clothes, money, and fighting a Horror, in addition to being pursued by guards. Ema informs Germán of León's defeat at the hands of the Black Knight. They discuss the possibility that León may not be worthy of the Garo armor. León runs into his naked father upon his return to town and throws a bag of money at Germán's face.
posted by needled on Nov 23, 2014 - 3 comments

Garo: Honoo no Kokuin: Sorrow Beast  Season 1, Ep 7

León is pursued by the Knighthood of the Black after the innkeeper's wife mistakes him for Prince Alfonso and reports him. In the subsequent fight with the Black Knight, León has to be rescued by Ema, but the Black Knight interferes with the rescue attempt. León wakes up in an unfamiliar neighborhood, where people call him Pepe, and his own memories are fuzzy. He learns the local church selects children to send to a place called Lograja, but things may not be as they seem.
posted by needled on Nov 16, 2014 - 2 comments

Movie: Over the Garden Wall

Two brothers are lost in the woods in this animated ode to fairy tales. [more inside]
posted by jbickers on Nov 9, 2014 - 37 comments

Garo: Honoo no Kokuin: Black Knight  Season 1, Ep 6

Germán and León finally arrive in Santa Bard, Valiante's capital, where León was born and his mother perished at the stake. While gathering information, Germán befriends blacksmith Jordi whose son recently died while trying out to join the Knighthood of the Black. Meanwhile Ema rescues León at the market. Ema and Germán exchange information about the Knighthood of the Black and determine it is composed of Horrors. Mendoza is aware of the presence of a Makai Knight and a Makai Alchemist in the city. The Black Knight, who heads the Knighthood of the Black, offers to take care of the situation.
posted by needled on Nov 9, 2014 - 6 comments

Garo: Honoo no Kokuin: Gaia  Season 1, Ep 5

Prince Alfonso learns about his origins and Makai Knights from Rafael Banderas, the man who rescued him from an attack by Horrors sent by Mendoza. Rafael is the Makai Knight Gaia, and a friend of the previous Garo. Rafael agrees to teach Alfonso the ways of the Makai Knights in order to protect the kingdom of Valiante from the Horrors and Mendoza. [more inside]
posted by needled on Nov 1, 2014 - 12 comments

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